Elaine B. Nienow, 82 Wausau, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 with her sons holding her hands. Elaine was born June 8, 1938 to the late Joseph and Esther(Allery) Abt.
Elaine loved people watching, it brought her a lot of happiness. She also enjoyed a lifelong passion for playing Bingo until her eyesight began to fail in her latter years. Elaine looked forward to and enjoyed her weekly trips to the casino with her sisters Darlene and Judy, her daily conversation with her sister Janie, her bi-weekly brunches with all her siblings, Sunday breakfast with her sons, listening to polkas, watching her birds, hanging out with her friends at City Walk Apartments and shopping with her good friend Nancy.
Elaine is survived by her two sons Mark (Val) Nienow, Joseph R. Nienow. Brothers Ronald (Midge) Abt and Butch Abt. Sisters Jannie Kole, Darlene Manecke, Judy (Robert) Walkowski and Sisters-in-law Janet Abt, Virginia Nienow, Gretchen Nienow. Grandchildren Tara Ott, Daniel (Lisa) Brodjieski, Jennifer (Brian) Seehafer, Stephani (Nemo) Gehred- O’Connell, Seth Brodjieski, Joseph C.C. Nienow, Boe M. Nienow, Carli J. Luther-Nienow, Julian J.Casellas & Chandara Daly, Molly Viehwig, Jacob Viehweg, many nieces and nephews and seven great grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Elaine was further preceded in death by a son James Nienow, husband Clarence H. Nienow, brother Richard Abt, niece Carlene (Abt) Hohn, father and mother-in-law John and Erlynda Nienow, in-laws Harold Maus, James Kole, Joyce Nienow, Herbie and LaVerne Erickson, MaryAnne and Lenny Werten, John Nienow, Gaylord Nienow, nephew Ernie Nienow and niece Lois Juedes.
Elaine will greatly missed by all who knew her.
We would also like to extend a heart felt Thank You to the entire staff at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, they were very accommodating during this most difficult time.
A service and celebration will be held at a later date.